Sonic Planet Studio

Background:

Hello, glad you made it this far. My name is Rob Eldridge. Pittsburgh, PA has been my hometown for the past 16 years.  I cherish the time I’ve had in the Steel City but I’ll always be a Vermonter at heart.  I was born and raised in a small town called Swanton.  Swanton is 45 miles south of Montreal, Quebec and 35 miles north of Burlington, VT.  I grew up listening to some of the best players out there, from Phish to Nobby Reed.

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Making and listening to music is my passion. I was immersed in music from an early age.  My grandmother was an accomplished pianist and my grandfather was an opera singer. (hear a clip here) My dad is an artist and was an avid collector of vinyl which I’ve fortunately inherited. I navigated my way around sounds and vintage equipment from an early age.  My exposure to music has been broad and I enjoy most all sounds that contain melodic sensibility. I’ve shared the stage with some incredible musicians and partnered with some great songwriters during my journey.

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Experience:

Supported the following National Acts: The Jayhawks, Big Country, Government Mule, The Fixx, Warren Haynes, members of Phish, Blue Rodeo, Edgar Winter, Aimee Mann, Tea Leaf Green, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Big Wreck, Uncle Green, Raging Slab, Indigenous, Animal Bag, God Street Wine, Moonboot Lover.

Production and Mixing-Engineering Projects:

> Worked and completed Rooms Full Of Gardens -EP with Steven Foxbury- Yellow Couch Studios a solo EP….best described as singer-songwriter songs. All songs were written in the open-E tuning.  Comparisons to Beck, David Gray, Josh Rouse, Joseph Arthur, Radiohead and Divine Comedy.  Also available on Vinyl.

> Currently mixing a full band production EP with Steelesque. A collection of bluesy groove numbers recorded with the current members of Steelesque

> Mixed and Mastered music for the short film, “Coal Keeps The Lights On”, by Galaxy 454.

>“Johnny On The Spot” – Steelesque
>”The Satellite DJ Project 1″. A Beck meets Pink Floyd concept record.

> Writer & Photographer for Pittsburgh Music Magazine

>Produced “Forgot The Flowers”, by Eric Bee (Elephant Bones) http://www.theericbee.com

>Original Music Score for Zaritsas: Russian Women In New York a 2010 documentary film written and directed by Russian-born American filmmaker Elena Beloff.[1] The film was co-produced by American actor Vincent D’Onofrio

>Exchanged production and engineering ideas with Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, Delgados, Mogwai, Janes Addiction, MGMT, Spoon) in pre-production stage.

>Produces music for Joe’s Wildside Adventures.

>Produced and Wrote Music for The Mental Caddie.

CEO of Sonic Planet Music Publishing (ASCAP) & Management (sonicplanetmusic@gmail.com)

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Sonic Planet Studio is located in McDonald PA just 5 minutes off the Bridgeville exit or a short 10 minute drive from Robinson Town Center.  The studio is perfectly designed for singer-songwriters or 3-4 piece bands.

Equipment:

I really enjoy making new music with old tools and vintage sounds.  That being said I believe and embrace technology.

iMac 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Logic X with Waves Plug-Ins

2015 Apogee Ensemble (see the specs)

Guitars: 1979 Martin D18, 1974 Yamaha 360N, 1972 Fender Telecaster Custom, 1962 Harmony Rocket, 1962 Stella Bluesbox, 2006 Fender Telecaster Classic 50’s Series, 2013 Fender J Masics Jazzmaster, 1991 Fender Precision Bass Highway One, 1970’s Framus 6 String Banjo

Amps: 2013 Tony Bruno VOX 18w, 1974 Fender Deluxe Reverb

Midi Controllers: microKORG, Yamaha P70

Drums: Yamaha Rydeen

Microphones: Sterling ST69 PSM Vacuum Tube, Rode NT1-A, Sennheiser E609, Shure 58’s (beta/standard), Monoprice ProAudio Series 600800, AKG D112.

Headphones: Sennheiser HD 280 x4

Monitors: Yamaha HS80M’s

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